Celebrities with Asian Partners

Several famous white celebrities having black partners or black celebrities having white partners, and some famous celebrities marrying Asian partners, and several personalities having common partners or unknown to public. Isn’t that interesting knowing your favorite star simply fall in love with an ordinary man or woman, may he or she is of other ethnicity. Here are some few of these popular celebrities who have Asian partners.

1)    Kevin James

Kevin James, age 49

Kevin James, age 49

Kevin James and wife, Steffiana De La Cruz (image credit:www.zimbio.com)

Kevin James and wife, Steffiana De La Cruz (image credit:www.zimbio.com)

Kevin George Knipfing, age 49, born Kevin George Knipfing in Mineola, New York, is an American actor, comedian, writer and producer, best known for his professional name as Kevin James. James is known for his character as Doug Hefferman in The King of Queens, a CBS hit sitcom, also known for his lead roles in I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry comedy films, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Grown Ups, Zookeeper and Here Comes the Boom. Kevin James is the second son of an owner of an insurance agency, Joseph Valentine Knifing, Jr. and homemaker, Janet, who also worked in a chiropractor’s office. James has German ancestry.  James has other two siblings, also an actor-comedian Gary Valentine, born Gary Joseph Knipfing,and Leslie Knipfing. James married actress Steffiana de la Cruz on June 19, 2004. The couple has three children, their first daughter Sienna-Marie, was born in 2005, second daughter, Shea Joelle, was born in 2007 ( named after the New York ballpark Shea Stadium) and their third son, Kannon Valentine born in 2011. Jame’s wife, Steffiana De La Cruz was born Stephanie Anna Marie Zantua, on August 28, 1974 in the USA, born from Filipino parents.   Steffiana de la Cruz is also an actress, appearing in the films 2011’s Zookeeper, 2009’s Paul Blart: Mall Cop and 2002’s Stealing Harvard. Kevin James and wife Steffiana met on a blind date arranged by his interior decorator.

2)   Owen Wilson

Owen Wilson Cannes, age 45

Owen Wilson Cannes, age 45

Owen Wilson and Jade Duell  (image credit:www.zimbio.com)

Owen Wilson and Jade Duell (image credit:www.zimbio.com)

Owen Cunningham Wilson  is an American actor and screenwriter born in Dallas, Texas. Owen Wilson, is the middle child of three brothers,older brother actor and film director, Andrew Wilson and younger brother, actor Luke Wilson. Wilson was born, to photographer Laura Cunningham Wilson and advertising executive Robert Andrew Wilson, also worked as an operator of a public television station. Wilson’s family, originated from Massachusetts and is of Irish descent. Owen Wilson is known for his association with the film director and screenwriter and filmmaker Wes Anderson, who was the co-writer and acting credits in the 1996’s films Bottle Rocket. In 2000, Owen Wilson got his big break with the comedy action film Shanghai Noon, co-starring with Jackie Chan, Hong Kong action star, which grossed nearly US$100 million in the world. His fame continued to rise after the 2001 film Zoolander, starring alongside Ben Stiller and actor-comedian, Will Ferrell. Wilson provided the voice for the Whackbat Coach Skip in the film Fantastic Mr. Fox, a Wes Anderson’s version. Owen Wilson was taken to St. John’s Health Center on August 26, 2007, which was rumored to be a suicide attempt, and was later transferred to Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Wilson’s lawyer confirmed that he had been undergoing treatment for depression. since 2006, Owen Wilson and actress Kate Hudson  had been dating, and the couple had split up, but was later reported in 2008, that they were back together and have plans to marry. Wilson and Hudson has an on-again and off-again relationship, but finally broke up for good in 2009. Wilson’s representative announced on January 10, 2011, that Wilson and his Filipino-American girlfriend Jade Duell were expecting a baby. On January 14, four days later, it was confirmed, that Duell had given birth in to a baby boy in Hawaii, they named, Robert Ford Wilson. Jade Duell is the daughter of the owner of the Orient Country Store in Greenport, Maryland, to parents, Diana and Linton Duell. In June 2011, Wilson and Duell had ended their relationship. Wilson’s representative confirmed in October 2013, that Owen Wilson was expecting a child with personal trainer Caroline Lindqvist, though they were not in a relationship and Lindqvist was in the process of divorcing her husband. On January 30, 2014, Lindqvist gave birth to son, Finn Lindqvist Wilson.

3)   Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Cage, age 50

Nicolas Cage, age 50

Nicolas Cage and Alice Kim (image credit:www.zimbio.com)

Nicolas Cage and Alice Kim (image credit:www.zimbio.com)

Nicolas Cage born Nicolas Kim Coppola, is an American actor, director, and producer, a famous actor performing leading roles in various films, from romantic comedies, action, dramas to science fiction films. He rose to fame after performing the alcoholic Hollywood writer in 1995’s Leaving Las Vegas, followed by the 1996’s The Rock, 1997’s Face/Off and Con Air and in 1998’s City of Angels and 2004’s National Treasure. In 1988, Cage began dating actress Christina Fulton, and together they had a son, Weston Coppola Cage, born on December 26, 1990. Weston Cage was the black metal band lead singer of the Eyes of Noctum, but in 2012 the group was disband and his new band, Arsh Anubis, was formed in 2011. Weston also appeared in his father’s film Lord of War as the young Ukrainian mechanic, Vladimir, who quickly disarms a Mil Mi-24 helicopter. Cage married his first wife on April 8, 1995, actress Patricia Arquette and their, divorce finalized on May 18, 2001. Cage married his second wife,  on August 10, 2002, however, after two months of marriage, he filed for divorce on November 25, 2002 which was finalized on May 16, 2004. Cage met his third and current wife, Alice Kim, a former waitress who worked at Kabuki Restaurant in Los Angeles, and at the Le Prive Korean Nightclub in Los Angeles. Together they had a son, Kal-El, born on October 3, 2005, which his name was taken after the birth name of Superman. Cage was once considered to portray the role of Superman in a film to be directed by Tim Burton. In 2007, Cage produced the film Next, his wife Alice Kim, had a minor role. Cage was 40 and Kim was 20 years old when they were married on July 30, 2004 at a private ranch in Northern California. Alice Kim was born in 1984, and became an actress and known for her roles in the film Next in 2007 and the Grindhouse also in 2007.

4)    Robin Williams

Robin Williams, age 62

Robin Williams, age 62

Robin Williams and Marsha Garces (image credit:www.zimbio.com)

Robin Williams and Marsha Garces (image credit:www.zimbio.com)

Robin McLaurin Williams is an American actor, voice actor, and stand-up comedian who rose to fame with his role as Mork, the alien in the Mork & Mindy TV series. Williams is of English, Welsh, Irish, Scottish, German and French ancestry. Robin Williams was first married on June 4, 1978 to Valerie Velardi. Together they have one child, Zachary Pym (Zak) born on April 11, 1983. During their marriage, Williams was involved in an extramarital relationship with a cocktail waitress, Michelle Tish Carter, whom he met in 1984. In 1986, Michelle Carter sued him, claiming she was infected with the herpes simplex virus that he did not tell her, before he had a sexual relationship with her during the mid-1980s. However, the case was settled out of court. In 1988, Williams and Velardi divorced. Williams married his second wife, Marsha Garces, on April 30, 1989, his son’s nanny, who was already several months pregnant with his child. Williams and Garces have two children together, Zelda Rae Williams born on July 31, 1989 and Cody Alan born on November 25, 1991. Marsha Garces is a Filipino-American former movie producer and philanthropist born on June 18, 1956. In March 2008, Garces filed for divorce from Williams, citing irreconcilable differences. On October 23, 2011, Williams married his third wife, graphic designer Susan Schneider, in St. Helena, California, and the couple is currently residing in Sea Cliff, a neighborhood in San Francisco, California. In March 2009, Williams was admitted in a hospital due to heart problems, and undergo a surgery to replace his aortic valve, and the surgery was successfully completed at the Cleveland Clinic on March 13, 2009. Williams died on the morning of On the morning of  August 11, 2014, Williams died from asphyxiation from hanging using his belt at his home in Paradise Cay, California. In the August 12 released initial report, the Marin County Sheriff’s Office deputy coroner stated Williams died of asphyxiation who had hanged himself with a belt. On August 12, Williams body was cremated and his ashes scattered in San Francisco Bay.

5)    “PhilCollins

Phil Collins, age 63

Phil Collins, age 63

Phil Collins  Orianne Cevey (image credit:www.hola.com)

Phil Collins and Orianne Cevey (image credit:www.hola.com)

 

Philip David CharlesPhilCollins, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actor and writer, best known both as a solo artist, drummer and vocalist for Genesis rock group. Phil Collins began a career as a child actor and model, and won his first major role as the Artful Dodger in Oliver! the London production, and also appeared as an extra in A Hard Days Night by the Beatles, as one of hundreds of screaming teenagers during the TV concert sequence and seen fleetingly in a close-up. Collins changed his style in music after the release of his ballad song Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now), which was used as theme song for the movie in 1984 with the same Title. In 1975, Collins married Canadian Andrea Bertorelli, whom he met in a drama class in London as students. The couple had a son together, Simon Collins, who became a singer and drummer. Collins adopted Joely Collins, a Canadian actressBertorelli’s daughter from her previous relationship. In 1980, Collins met his second wife, Jill Tavelman, and were married from 1984 and divorced in 1996. Collins and Tavelman had one daughter, actress and model, Lily Collins, born in 1989.  In 1999, Phil Collins married his third wife, Orianne Cevey, a half-Asian- Swiss born (some source said she was of Filipino ancestry but some claims she was half-Thai) and together they have two sons, Nicholas and Matthew. On March 16, 2006, the couple announced their separation and divorced on August 17, 2008. Collins has said he will continue to live in Switzerland to be near his children and is currently residing in Féchy  a French Speaking municipality, and also owns homes in New York City and Dersingham, Norfolk. In 2010, Phil Collins stated that he had no intention of marrying again.

6)  Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg, age 30

Mark Zuckerberg, age 30

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan (image credit:www.tudocelular.com)

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan (image credit:www.tudocelular.com)

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is an American computer programmer, Internet entrepreneur, and philanthropist, best known as one of five co-founders of Facebook, the social networking website. Zuckerberg is the chairman and chief executive of Facebook, Inc. as of April 2014, and his personal wealth, is estimated to be $25.3 billion as of April 2014.  Mark Zuckerberg receives a $1 salary as the Facebook’s CEO. At a party put on by his fraternity during his sophomore year, Mark Zuckerberg met Priscilla Chan, a fellow student whom he began dating in 2003, during his sophomore year in a party organized by his fraternity. Priscilla Chan was born in Braintree, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston, from a Chinese-Vietnamese refugee parents, who came to the United States after the Fall of Saigon, and a graduate of Quincy High School in 2003.  Zuckerberg invited Chan, by then a University of California medical student, in September 2010, to move into his rented Palo Alto house. In preparation for the couple’s visit to the Republic of China in December 2010, Mark Zuckerberg studied Mandarin Chinese language. Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan married on May 19, 2012 in Zuckerberg’s backyard, also a joined celebration of Chan’s graduation  from medical school. Because of red-green color blindness, Zuckerberg sees blue best, the reason why blue is also Facebook’s dominant color. Priscilla Chan Zuckerberg’s net worth id $14 Billion.

7)   Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant, age 53

Hugh Grant, age 53

Hugh Grant and Tinglan Hong (image credit:mode.glamourparis.com)

Hugh Grant and Tinglan Hong (image credit:mode.glamourparis.com)

Hugh John Mungo Grant, was born at Charing Cross Hospital in Hammersmith, London, an English actor and film producer, has received a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, and a Honorary César or  César Award, the national  film award of France. Grant’s films have earned worldwide, more than US$2.4 billion from 25 theatrical releases. Hugh Grant achieved international success after he appeared in 1994’s Richard Curtis scripted film Four Weddings and a Funeral, also portrayed as Lord Byron in a 1988 Spanish production called Remando Al Viento. Grant met actress Elizabeth Hurley, who played the role as Claire Clairmont, was cast in a supporting role as Byron’s former lover, and both started dating while shooting and their relationship became much media publicized. Grant and Hurley made a mutual and amicable decision to split in May 2000 after 13 years of living together. Grant is godfather to Damian Charles Hurley, Hurley’s son, born in April 4, 2002, fathered by American businessman and producer, Steve Bing. Grant began dating Jemima Khan born (Jemima Marcelle Khan Goldsmith, an English journalist, heiress and campaigner. On May 16, 1995, Jemima married a Pakistani cricketer, celebrity and philanthropist, Imran Khan, turned politician, in a traditional Islamic wedding ceremony in Paris. After her divorce in 2004 from her husband Imran Khan, she returned to London and became involved in a romantic relationship with actor Hugh Grant). In February 2007, Hugh Grant’s publicist announced that the couple had decided to separate amicably after three years of relationship. It was announced in early autumn, November 2011, that Grant become a father to a baby girl, named Tabitha, and the mother’s identity, with whom Grant had a “fleeting affair” according to his publicist, however, her name was later revealed as Tinglan Hong, a Chinese woman. In an April 2012 interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Grant revealed that his daughter’s Chinese name is Xiao Xi, which means happy surprise, and was reportedly reunited briefly in 2012.  Grant announced in February 2013, that they had recently welcomed a son named Felix Chang. In a conflicting reports in January 2014, it was revealed that Hugh Grant fathered a child (born either September 2012 or September 2013) with Swedish television producer Anna Elisabet Eberstein.

8)   Wendi Deng and Rupert Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch age 83, by Flickr-Eva Rinaldi

Rupert Murdoch age 83, by Flickr-Eva Rinaldi

Rupert Murdoch and 3rd wife, Wendi Deng Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch and 3rd wife, Wendi Deng Murdoch

Keith Rupert Murdoch AC, KSG, is an Australian American business magnate, who became managing director of News Limited in Australia, which he inherited in 1952 from his father. Murdoch bought his first British broadsheet, The Times in 1981, and became a naturalized US citizen in 1985. Rupert Murcdoch is the founder, Chairman and CEO of global media holding company News Corporation, the second-largest media conglomerate in the world, and the News Corp and 21st Century Fox, its successors, after the conglomerate split on June 28, 2013. Murdoch faced allegations in July 2011, that his companies, including the News of the World, owned by News Corporation, had been regularly hacking the phones of celebrities, royalty and public citizens. Murdoch faces investigations by the police and government into bribery and corruption by the British government and FBI investigations in the United States. Murdoch resigned as a director of News International on July 21, 2012. He was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 2014, for his contributions in the field of television. Murdoch first married Patricia Booker, in 1956, a former shop assistant and flight attendant from Melbourne and they had their only child, Prudence MacLeod, born in 1958, the couple divorced in 1967.  In 1967 Murdoch married Anna Maria Tõrv, in 1967, a Scottish-born cadet journalist working for his The Daily Telegraph Sydney newspaper. Torv and Murdoch had three children, Elizabeth Murdoch (born on August 22, 1968 in Sydney, Australia), British heir and businessman, Lachlan Murdoch (born on September 8, 1971 in London, UK), and chief operating officer of 21st Century Fox, James Murdoch (born on December 13, 1972 in London). Murdoch and Anna Tory divorced in June 1999, his wife, Anna Murdoch received a settlement of US$ 1.2 billion in assets. After 17 days divorced from his second wife, on June 25, 1999, Murdoch, then aged 68, married Chinese-born Wendi Deng. Deng was age 30, a recent graduate of Yale School of Management, and a newly appointed vice-president of Murdoch’s STAR TV. Murdoch and Deng has two daughters together, Grace Murdoch (born 2001) and Chloe Murdoch (born 2003). A News Corporation spokesperson confirmed on June 13, 2013, that Rupert Murdoch filed for divorce from Deng in New York City, the spokesman later stated that the marriage had been irretrievably broken for more than six months. Rupert Murdoch has six children.

Wendi Deng

Wendi Deng Murdoch, age 45

Wendi Deng Murdoch, age 45

Wendi Deng Murdoch born Deng Wenge, born in Jinan, Shandong, was raised in Xuzhou, Jiangsu, a Chinese-born American businesswoman. Deng met an American businessman and his wife, Jake and Joyce Cherry,  in 1987, who had temporarily relocated to China and helped build a refrigerator factory. Deng studied English with Joyce. Deng  abandoned her medical studies in 1988, and traveled to the United States to study, with student visa sponsored by Jake and Joyce Cherry.   During her studies in the United States, and lives with Jake and Joyce Cherry, she discovered her husband, Jake, was having an affair with Deng, who was 30 years his junior, and demanded Deng to leave the house. Jake Cherry soon followed and moved in with Wendi Deng, and married in 1990, and through this marriage, Deng acquired her Green Card. Their marriage lasted 2 years and 7 months before they were legally divorced, but Jake would later explain they only stayed together for 4 or 5 months. The Daily Telegraph of UK published a report claiming Deng had a crush on Tony Blair, on February 5, 2014, leading to her divorce from Murdoch. According to report, the Australian media mogul began to hear rumors about his wife, Wendi Deng in 2012 and is said to have interviewed staff members at his various homes to ask them what they had seen.

9)  Zhang Ziyi and Aviv Nevo

Zhang  Ziyi, age 35

Zhang Ziyi, age 35

Aviv Vivi Nevo and Zhang Ziyi (image credit:www.businessinsider.com)

Aviv Vivi Nevo and Zhang Ziyi (image credit:www.businessinsider.com)

Zhang Ziyi sometimes credited as Ziyi Zhang, is a Chinese film actress and model, considered one of China’s Four Dan Actresses. Ziyi Zhang has her first major role in 1999’s The Road Home. In 2000, Zhang rose to fame in the West after leading roles in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, in 2001’s film Rush Hour 2, in 2004’s movie House of Flying Daggers, also in 2004 2046, and in 2005 film Memoirs of a Geisha. Ziyi Zhang was born and raised in Beijing, China, to father, an accountant and economist, Zhang Yuanxiao, and mother, a kindergarten teacher, Li Zhousheng. In 2007, Zhang provided the voice of Karai in TMNT, in 2008 she appeared in the film Forever Enthralled  and starred in 2009’s film The Horsemen with Hollywood actor, Dennis Quaid. Ziyi Zhang was engaged to a venture capitalist, Aviv “Vivi” Nevo, age 54, an Israeli and American venture capitalist, major stockholder in Time Warner. In 2010, Novo and Zhang separated.  Novo’s venture capital company, the NV Investments, is known to invest in technology companies in the world and is also believed to have been an early backer of The Weinstein Company, and the Time Warner‘s largest individual shareholder.  In July, 2008 Nevo confirmed long speculation of an engagement to Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi. Vivi Nevo was born in Bucharest Romania, and  he was still a baby, when his family moved to Tel Aviv, Israel, Novo, raised as Jewish, is an only child to his father, a chemical engineer and his mother, an anesthesiologist. Novo’s wealth is believed that he built up from his initial $10 million inheritance.

10)    Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld

Amy Chua, 51

Amy Chua, 51

Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld (image credit:jasontham.com)

Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld (image credit:jasontham.com)

Amy L. Chua born October 26, 1962, is the John M. Duff, Jr. Professor of Law at Yale Law School, after teaching at Duke Law School for seven years, in 2001, she joined the Yale faculty. Before becoming teacher, Chua was a corporate lawyer associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. As a teacher, Chua, specializes in the study of international business transactions, law and development, ethnic conflict, and globalization. As a law professor, she is noted for her parenting memoir, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. Amy Chua was born in Champaign, Illinois to ethnic Chinese- Hoklo parents or Hokkien people from the Philippines, who raised her in the Hokkien dialect of Fujian, China. Her father, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science professor, Leon O. Chua, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and is a writer on nonlinear circuit theory and cellular neural networks who discovered the memristor, a combination of of memory resistor.  Amy Chua’s mother was born in China in 1936, at the age of two, the family relocated to the Philippines, and she subsequently converted to Catholicism in high school and a magna cm laude graduate of the University of Santo Tomas, with a degree in chemical engineering. Amy was raised as a Roman Catholic, and resides in West Lafayette, Indiana. Amy’s family moved to Berkeley, California when she was age eight. Amy Chua is married to Jed Rubenfeld and lives in New Haven, Connecticut. The couple has two daughters, Sophia and Louisa (“Lulu”). Jed Rubenfeld is Jewish, and according to Amy, her children can speak Chinese and have been raised as Jewish.   Jed Rubenfeld born in washington, D.C. in 1959, he is the Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law at Yale Law School and is an expert on constitutional law, privacy and the First Amendment. In 1990, Rubenfeld joined the Yale Law School faculty and was appointed to a full professorship in 1994. Rubenfeld has also taught at both the Stanford Law School and the Duke University School of Law as a visiting professor. Rubenfeld’s parents emigrated to the United States from Poland.

11)   Lucy Liu and Zach Helm

Lucy Liu, age 45

Lucy Liu, age 45

Lucy Liu and Zach Helm  (image credit:www.manitobacn.com)

Lucy Liu and Zach Helm (image credit:www.manitobacn.com)

Will McCormack (image credit:www.zimbio.com)

Will McCormack (image credit:www.zimbio.com)

Lucy Alexis Liu born Lucy Liu on December 2, 1968, she adopted her middle name Alexis, is an American actress, model, artist, and occasional film producer and director, best known for her role of the vicious and ill-mannered Ling Woo in the Ally McBeal television series in 1998 to 2002, for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series. Lucy Liu is also best noted as one of the Charlie’s Angels heroines, playing one of the enemies of The Bride in the movie Kill Bill and appearances in Payback, Chicago and animated hit Kung Fu Panda. Lucy Liu is the youngest of three children born to trained civil engineer, Tom Liu, who sold digital clock pens to make a living and mother, a biochemist, Cecilia, who were immigrants of Chinese descent and both met in New York. Lucy Liu, has an older brother, John, and an older sister, Jenny. Liu underwent surgery after a breast cancer scare in 1991. According to Liu, her doctor sort of felt and said it was cancer and it needs to come out. Two days after the diagnosis by the doctor, her breast lump was removed and was found to be benign. Liu announced that she have plans on marrying Zach Helm, her boyfriend since April 2004.  Zachariah “Zach” Helm born January 21, 1975, is an American writer and film director. Helm is married to singer/songwriter Michelle Featherstone, with whom he has a daughter. Liu was romantically linked to film, stage and television actor, Will McCormack born 1974, age 40, younger brother of actress Mary McCormack  and University of Michigan Ann Arbor law professor Bridget Mary McCormack. Will McCormack is divorced, and has 3 children, Annie and Max (born 2001) and Matthew (b.2009). Lucy Liu and McCormack has been dating for years since 2005 up to the present, but kept their relationship in private.

12)    Michelle Yeoh and Jean Todt

Michelle Yeoh, age 50

Michelle Yeoh, age 50

JeanTodt, age 68 and Michelle Yeoh (image credit:www.zimbio.com)

JeanTodt, age 68 and Michelle Yeoh (image credit:www.zimbio.com)

Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng is a Malaysian actress, who became famous for her role with her own stunts in the Hong Kong action films in the early 1990’s. Michelle Yeoh born in Ipoh, Malaysia to a Malaysian Chinese family. In 1997, Yeoh was chosen by People as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. In 1997, Yeoh played the role as Wai Lin in the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies, and the famous multiple Academy Award Chinese-language martial art film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, where Yeoh was nominated the 2000’s Bafte Award for Best Actress. In her earlier acting career, she was first known as Michelle Khan, named given by the D&B studio, thinking that the name can be more marketable in the international movie industry and the western movie-goers. Later in her career, Yeoh preferred using her real name as her screen name. Poon’s company signed Michelle Yeoh in 1984, that time she was 21 years old and reigning Miss Malaysia, to appear in an ads in a television opposite Chinese action star Jackie Chan, and later launched her career with Yeoh’s motion picture’s 1985’s Yes, Madam martial arts film. In February 1988, four years later, Yeoh, quit from her acting career to marry Hong Kong entrepreneur Dickson Poon, businessman-owner of Harvey Nichols and Charles Jourdan. After the couple’s divorce in 1991, Yeoh resumed her acting career. Michelle Yeoh confirmed her engagement to leading motor racing personality, Jean Todt on July 31, 2008 during an interview on CBS The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Jean Todt, age 68, is a French motor executive, father of the Art Grand Prix GP2 team co-owner, Nicolas Todt. Since 2004, Todt and Michelle Yeoh was living together.

13)   Laura Ling and Iain Clayton

Iain Clayton met wife, Laura Ling and co-journalist, Euna Lee at Homecoming (image credit:www.zimbio.com)

Iain Clayton met wife, Laura Ling and co-journalist, Euna Lee at Homecoming (image credit:www.zimbio.com)

Laura G. Ling born Laura Geemei Ling, born December 1, 1976, is an American writer and journalist, who worked as correspondent and vice president of its Vanguard Journalism Unit for Current TV, which produced the Vanguard TV series. Ling is also the E! Network’s host and reporter on E! Investigates, a documentary series. Laura Ling is the sister of The Oprah Winfrey Show, National Geographic Explorer and CNN‘s special correspondent, Lisa Ling. Laura Ling’s father Doug is a Chinese immigrant, born in the 1920’s in China, and her mother, Mary Mei-yan or Wang Mei-yan is a Taiwanese immigrant from Tainan, Taiwan. Their parents divorced, and the two sisters Lisa and Laura Ling grew up in Sacramento, California. Laura Ling became a controversial figure when she was tried and convicted with her fellow journalist, Euna Lee, and was detained in North Korea, after they illegally crossed into North Korea. Ling and Lee were subsequently pardoned after former US President Bill Clinton went to North Korea and meet with Kim Jong-il. Laura Ling gave birth to a daughter, named her Li Jefferson Clayton,  on June 2, 2010 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank, California. Laura and her husband, Iain Clayton, became the parents of a daughter, Li Jefferson Clayton, born at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank, California on June 2, 2010, weighing in at 8 lbs. 2 oz. Ling and her husband, Ian Clayton, chose the name Li for their daughter, after Laura’s sister Lisa, and chose Jefferson as a middle name as a tribute to former President William Jefferson Clinton. Ian Clayton  born in Featherstone, Yorkshire on September 4, 1959, is a British writer and broadcaster. Ian Clayton has run education workshops from infant schools to universities, as an animator, working regularly with musicians on opera and theater musical projects, and has worked across Europe and the United States. Ian Clayton’s daughter Billie Clayton, age nine, died in a canoeing accident on April 2006,  in Powys,Wales in which her father and twin brother Edward survived. After an inquest into his daughter’s death in 2008, Clayton, which recorded a verdict of misadventure, he then criticized the canoe for hire industry and called for it to be more strictly regulated.

14)    Zhu Chen and Mohammed Al-Modiakhi

Al Modiahki, 40,  and wife Zhu Chen, 38, (image credit:www.xadreztotal.com.br)

Al Modiahki, 40, and wife Zhu Chen, 38, (image credit:www.xadreztotal.com.br)

Zhu Chen born in Wenzhou, Zhejiang on March 16, 1976, is a Qatari chess Grandmaster, after she became China’s second women’s world chess champion in 2001, after Xie Jun, and the 13th Grandmaster in China. Zhu Chen obtained Qatari citizenship in 2006 and now plays for Qatar. Zhu Chen is married to Qatari Grandmaster Mohamad Al-Modiahki, and now representing Qatar. In May 2004, Zhu gave up the chance to defend her world title in Georgia due to hectic schedule and her pregnancy.  Mohammed Ahmed Al-Modiahki, age 40, is a chess Grandmaster, and was the first player in Qatar to earn the title of grandmaster, and became the best player of his country. Al-Modiahki was awarded the Player of the Century within the Arab Countries trophy. He married Grandmaster Zhu Chen in 2001, who now also plays for Qatar.

15)   Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen in 1959, died at age 50

Steve McQueen in 1959, died at age 50

Steve McQueen with wife, Neile Adams, 1960

Steve McQueen with wife, Neile Adams, 1960

Terence Steven “Steve” McQueen (born March 24, 1930 – died November 7, 1980) was an American actor, best known as The King of Cool his anti-hero character, developed at the height of the Vietnam War-era counterculture, made him a top box-office actor during the 1960s and 1970s. McQueen has appeared in other popular films such as The Thomas Crown Affair, Bullitt, The Getaway and Papillon, The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape and The Towering Inferno. McQueen became the highest-paid movie star in the world in 1974, although he was not active with his acting career for four years. McQueen was married three times and had two children. McQueen married actress Neile Adams on November 2, 1956, by whom he had a daughter, Terry Leslie ( born June 5, 1959 – died March 19, 1998 , and a son, Chad McQueen (born December 28, 1960). In 1972, McQueen and Adams divorced. McQueen married actress Ali MacGraw on August 31, 1973, his co-star in the film The Getaway, but in 1978, his marriage to MacGraw marriage ended in divorce. Ali MacGraw suffered a miscarriage during their marriage. Less than a year before his death, McQueen married model Barbara Minty on January 16, 1980. Actor Steven R. McQueen, is one of Steve McQueen’s four grandchildren. Steven R. McQueen  is best known for playing Jeremy Gilbert in The Vampire Diaries. In 1978, Steve McQueen developed a persistent cough, and shortness of breathness became serious, and gave up cigarettes and underwent antibiotic treatments without improvement. on December 22, 1979, After filming The Hunter,  on December 22, 1979, a biopsy revealed pleural mesothelioma, a cancer associated with asbestos exposure and there is no known cure. Steve McQueen checked into a small, low-income Juarez clinic using the assumed name of Sam Shepard where the doctors and staff were unaware of his actual identity. Steve McQueen died at the age of 50, on November 7, 1980, at the Juárez clinic following the surgery to remove or reduce several metastatic tumors in his neck and abdomen, but later died 12 hours after the surgery of cardiac arrest at 3:45 am in his hospital bed. According to El Paso Times news article, noted that before his death McQueen awoke in his hospital bed and asked for some ice water from the nurse and died later.

16)  Neile Adams

Neile Adams  (image credit:tolucantimes.info)

Neile Adams (image credit:tolucantimes.info)

Ruby Neilam SalvadorNeileAdams is an actress, singer and dancer who appeared in more than twenty films and television series from 1952 to 1991. Adams was born out of wedlock in Manila, Philippines to mother, Carmen Salvador, was of German and Philippine descent, and her father, Jose Arrastia, was of Spanish and Kapampangan ancestry. Neile’s mother, Carmen Salvador, is a dancer, and was the sister of basketball player and actor Lou Salvador, Sr. The father of Neile Adams is the maternal great-grandfather of singer Enrique Iglesias. Neile Adams was first married to actor Steve McQueen from 1956 until 1972. Neile Adams’ influence with agents helped Steve McQueen establish his own acting career. Adams was married to Alvin Toffel from 1980 until his death in 2005. Neile Adams co-starred with McQueen and Peter Lorre in 1960, in an Alfred Hitchcock Presents episode based on Roald Dahl’s short story Man from the South. Neile Adams has appeared in her own eponymous one-woman cabaret show recently. Neile Adams’ son is actor Chad McQueen, and her grandson is actor Steven R. McQueen. 

   Steven R. McQueen

Steven R. McQueen, age 25, by Gage Skidmore

Steven R. McQueen, age 25, by Gage Skidmore

DylanPenn and Steven R McQueen (image credit:popcrush.com)

DylanPenn and Steven R McQueen (image credit:popcrush.com)

Steven R. McQueen born Steven Chadwick McQueen  is an American actor and model, known for his role in The CW show The Vampire Diaries as Jeremy Gilbert. McQueen was born in Los Angeles, California and he is the son of Stacey Toten born Stacia Robitaille and actor/producer Chad McQueen (son of actor Steve McQueen and Filipina actress Neile Adams). Neile Adams’ niece is Filipino-Spanish socialite Isabel Preysler, mother of singer Enrique Iglesias, that makes Steven McQueen and Enrique Iglesias as second cousins. Luc Robitaille a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player, is married to Stacia Robitaille. They have two sons, Steven (born July 13, 1988) and Jesse (born June 2, 1995). Steven McQueen is Robitaille’s stepson and is an actor in The Vampire Diaries TV series. McQueen has two younger half siblings, Chase and Madison McQueen, from his father’s remarriage, as well as a half brother, Jessarae Robitaille, from his mother’s remarriage. McQueen use the screen name Steven R. McQueen professionally, the ‘R‘ referring to his mother’s surname of Robitaille. Steven R. McQueen was romantically link to model Dylan Penn, but later have called it quits, but there are no hard feelings between Penn and McQueen. Dylan Penn, model daughter of actor Sean Penn and Robin Wright. The Steven McQueen and Dylan Penn, was first spotted together in November having dinner in Los Angeles with her dad, Sean Penn and Jon Hamm after the premiere of Sean’s film, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. During that time, it was rumored that Dylan Penn was dating actor Robert Pattinson, but that romance also was short-lived. Dylan stated in an interview with GO, in December that she found rumors of her and Twilight star, Pattinson, “actually kind of funny.”

17)   Woody Allen

Woody Allen (2006), age 78

Woody Allen (2006), age 78

Soon Yi Previn and Woody Allen

Soon Yi Previn and Woody Allen

Woody Allen born Allan Stewart Konigsberg, is an American actor, director, screenwriter, comedian, musician and playwright, had worked as a comedy in the 1950’s, writing television script and jokes and published several short humor books. Woody Allen began performing as a stand up comedian in early 1960,more on emphasizing monologues rather than usual  traditional jokes. When Allen was age 19, he married 16-year-old Harlene Rosen in 1954 but their marriage lasted in 1959. In 1966, Allen married actress Louise Lasser,  but later divorced in 1969, and Allen did not marry again until 1997. Woody Allen cast actress Dianne Keaton  in 1970 in his Play It Again, Sam Broadway show, and became involved romantically linked, but split up after a year. Allen’s romantic relationship with actress Stacey Nelkin, who was 17 years old that time, while Allen was age 42, where he based his film Manhattan according to Los Angeles Times. Nelkin’s bit part in Annie Hall ended up on the unused footage of the finished film and their relationship, though Allen never publicly announced,began when and a student at Stuyvesant High School in New York. Woody Allen began a relationship with actress Mia Farrow in the 1980’s, who appeared mostly leading roles pf Allen’s films from 1982 to 1992. Woody Allen and Mia Farrow never married and lives in separate homes. In 1992, Allen and Farrow separated, after Farrow discovered nude photos of her adopted daughter, Korean-born, Soon-Yi, which was taken by Allen, who was around 20 years old by that time. According to Farrow, Allen admitted to a relationship with Soon-Yi.  After the couple’s separation in 1992, Allen continued his relationship with Soon-Yi Previn. Allen and Previn’s relationship began in 1991, Allen was 56 and Previn around 19, married in 1997. Mia Farrow and Allen adopted jointly two children, Dylan Farrow (who changed her name to Eliza and later to Malone)  and Moshe Farrow (known as Moses), they also had one biological child, Satchel Farrow also known as Ronan Seamus Farrow, (American activist, journalist, lawyer, and former U.S. government advisor). Woody Allen did not adopt any of Farrow’s other children, including Soon-Yi Farrow Previn (adopted daughter of Farrow and German-American pianist, conductor, and composer André Previn, now known as Soon-Yi Previn).

18)   Enrique  Iglesias

Enrique Iglesias, age 39

Enrique Iglesias, age 39

Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournikova (image credit:aktuel.mynet.com)

Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournikova (image credit:aktuel.mynet.com)

Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler simply known as Enrique Iglesias, is a Spanish-Filipino-American  singer-songwriter, actor and record producer, who started his singing career in the mid-1990s, under Fonovisa an American Spanish Language record label, who helped him become the biggest stars in Latin America and the Hispanic Market in the United States of that decade. The Billboard named him The King of Latin Pop and The King of Dance. Enrique Iglesias was born in Madrid, Spain, the youngest child of singer Spanish singer, Julio Iglesias and Filipino socialite and magazine journalist Isabel Preysler.  Hollywood actor Steve McQueen’s first wife, Neile Adams, is Isabel Preysler’s aunt, making Enrique Iglesias second cousins with actor Steven R. Mcqueen. Enrique was raised with two older siblings, Chabeli Iglesias and Julio Iglesias, Jr. His mother, Isabel Preysler is Filipina, and his father, Julio Iglesias,  is of Spanish ancestry from Galicia and Andalucia and claims to have Jewish and Puerto Rican ancestry on his mother side. In 1979, Enrique’s parents were divorced, and stayed with their mother with his two siblings. Enrique Iglesias’ grandfather, Dr. Julio Iglesias Puga, was kidnapped in 1979, by the Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA) armed Basque terrorist group, but was later found unharmed. For the sibling’s safety, Enrique and his brother, Julio Iglesias Jr., were sent to live with their father, Julio Iglesias, in Miami, and the siblings were brought up mostly by the nanny, Elvira Olivares, to whom he later dedicated his first album. In 1997, Enrique Iglesias dated Playboy model Samantha Torres born October 6, 1973 on the Isle of Ibiza, Spain, a Spanish Playboy model and actress and became the Playmate of the Month for December 1995, and appeared in Playboy videos. Torres shares custody of a son with actor Dean Cain. Iglesias started dating tennis player Anna Kournikova in 2001, and later split in October 2013 after almost 12 years together. Anna Sergeyevna Kournikova is a Russian American retired professional tennis player. Kournikova was in a relationship with fellow Russian NHL ice hockey player, Pavel Bure, after they met in 1999. Kournikova was still romantically involved with Sergei Federov, Pavel Bure’s former Russian teammate. In 2000, Bure and Kournikova, was 18 that time, and 10 years younger than Bure, were reported to have been engaged, but both denied any engagement. Kournikova and Fedorov were married in Moscow the following year. Fedorov claimed he and Kournikova were married in 2001, and divorced in 2003.  Kournikova’s representatives deny any marriage to Fedorov, however, Pat Brisson, Fedorov’s agent claimed that although he does not know when they got married, he knew “Fedorov was married”. In late 2001, Kournikova started dating pop star Enrique Iglesias, where she appeared in Iglesias’ video, Escape, but Kournikova has denied or confirm the status of her personal relationships. Iglesias was quoted by the Daily Star in June 2008, as having married Kournikova the previous year but later separated. The couple have invested in a $20 million home to be built on a private island in Miami.

19)   Julio Iglesias

Julio Iglesias, age 70

Julio Iglesias, age 70

Isabelle Preysler, age 63  (image credit:www.zimbio.com)

Isabelle Preysler, age 63 (image credit:www.zimbio.com)

Julio Iglesias born Julio José Iglesias de la Cueva, age 70, is a Spanish singer and songwriter who has sold more than 300 million records internationally in different languages. Julio Iglesias was born in Madrid, Spain on September 23, 1943, son of  a medical doctor, Julio Iglesias, Sr. one of the youngest gynecologist in Spain from Ourense, and mother, Maria del Rosario de la Cueva y Perignat (1919-2002). Singer Julio Iglesias married Filipina journalist and television host, Isabel Preysler, on January 29, 1971. Isabel Preysler born María Isabel Preysler Arrastía born February 18, 1951 in Manila, Philippines, a Filipina journalist and television host. Isabel Preysler is a member of the wealthy and aristocratic, Perez de Tagle family, and of Filipino-Spanish ancestry. Julio Iglesias and Preysler had three children together, Spanish socialite, Chabeli Iglesias (born September 3, 1971),Spanish singer Julio Iglesias, Jr. (born February 25, 1973), and international Spanish-American singer-songwriter, actor and record producer Enrique Iglesias (born May, 8 1975). The family of the Iglesias were headlined on the front pages of international newspapers and magazines in the 1970s. In 1979, Iglesias and Preysler’s marriage was annulled.  After his divorce, Iglesias lived together with Dutch model Miranda Rijnsburger, 23 years younger his age, whom he married on August 26, 2010 in a Marbella, Spain church. Together they had five children, Miguel Alejandro (born September, 7 1997), Rodrigo (born April 3,  1999), the twins Cristina and Victoria (both born May 1, 2001), and Guillermo (born May 5, 2007). The couple live in the Dominican Republic, where he owns several hotels. The Punta Cana International Airport is one of Julio Iglesias possessions, which he owns and partner fashion designer Oscar de la Renta. His father Julio Iglesias Sr. died to a heart attack at the age of ninety on December 19, 2005. Before Iglesias Sr. death, his 42 year-old wife, Rona Keith, was pregnant with their second child, a daughter named Ruth, born on July 26, 2006, and their first child, Jaime, was born on May 18, 2004.

20) Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee with son, Brandon

Bruce Lee with son, Brandon

Bruce Lee with wife, Linda Lee and children (image credit:www.nistido.com)

Bruce Lee with wife, Linda Lee and children (image credit:www.nistido.com)

Bruce Lee born Lee Jun-fan, on November 27, 1940 – died on July 20, 1973, was a Hong Kong – American martial artist and instrutcor, action film actor, filmmaker, and the Jeet Kune Do founder. Bruce Lee was the son of Lee Hoi-Chuen, a Cantonese opera star. Bruce Lee is considered an international star, by commentators, critics, media and other martial artists to be one of the most influential martial artists of all time, and an icon of the pop culture of the 20th century. Bruce Lee was born in Chinatown, San Francisco to parents from Hong Kong and was raised in Kowloon with his family until his late teens. Lee became a child actor, after he was introduced to the film industry by his father and appeared in several films. At age 18, Lee moved to the United States in April 1959, after his parents decided Lee to join his sister Agnes Lee who was residing with family and friends in San Francisco, California. Bruce Lee met his future wife, Linda Emery, a fellow student at the University of Washington, studying to become a teacher, whom Lee married in August 1964. Lee and Linda Emery Lee had two children, actor Brandon Lee (February 1, 1965 – March 31, 1993) and actress Shannon Lee  (born April 19, 1969). Lee collapsed on May 10, 1973, in Golden Harvest studios in Hong Kong while doing dubbing work for the movie Enter the Dragon.  Bruce Lee suffered  from headaches and seizures, he was immediately rushed to Hog Kong Baptist Hospital where doctors diagnosed cerebral edema. Lee was in Hong Kong, to have dinner with George Lazenby, the James Bond star with whom Lee was supposedly make a film together on July 20, 1973, however, Lee complained of a headache, and Ting gave him an analgesic oer pain reliever, Equagesic, which contained both aspirin and the muscle relaxant meprobamate. Bruce Lee went to lie down for a nap at around 7:30 p.m. When Lee did not show up for dinner, Chow rushed to the apartment but could not wake up Bruce Lee, and rush him to the hospital, but Lee was dead by the time he reached the hospital. Bruce Lee died on July 20, 1973, due to cerebral edema, at age 32 in Kowloon Tong. 

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